Ray Bozzanca

Bill Houston, WHLI Hempstead/Garden City NY | 1995

Date of Recording: 1995 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 1100 WHLI Hempstead (Garden City) New York, USA Format: Oldies/Nostalgia Featured Air Personality: Bill Houston Contributor: Ray Bozzanca Total Time: 23:56 Airchexx Entry: 675 Curator’s Notes: A live, AM music station in 1995? You better believe it! There were a few scattered about in the years immediately before Telcom ’96 ruined everything, and this one is very unique. Who ever heard of an oldies station that played ALL the hits? By that, I mean everything from Dean Martin and Doris Day to the Buckinghams and more! This station wasn’t shy about playing something that had a rock guitar in it back to back with a Standard vocal from the non-Rock (or Pre-Rock) era! Our contributor, Ray Bozzanca checks in with a descripti...

VM Demo Tape | 1961

Date of Recording: Unknown Station: N/A Featured Air Personality: None Contributor: Ray Bozzanca Comments: Contributor Ray Bozzanca sent in something that, while not an ‘aircheck’, probably has some historic significance. The VM website (listed below) states: ““A V-M Product” and “The Voice of Music” are the brand names of quality audio products (record players, tape recorders, tube and solid state amplifiers, consoles) manufactured from 1944 until 1977 by the V-M Corporation of Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA” Well, that gives us some insight. Meanwhile, Bozzanca writes: I found a site on the company that made my first reel to reel tape recorder, a VM voice of music. But in talking about old browsers being able to work, they have something at the bottom of the web pag...

The Top 500 of All-Time, WKHL “Kool 96.7” Stamford CT (Port Chester, NY) | May 29, 1994

Date of Recording: 05.29.1994 Station: 96.7 WKHL (WCTZ) (Defunct) Port Chester, New York, USA Format: Oldies Featured Air Personality: None Contributor: Ray Bozzanca Definitions: OLDIES – Refers to a format which plays music from the 1950s through the 1970s or any time period in between. VARIETY HITS – A format which plays the hits mainly from the 1980s through the first decade of the 2000s. STL – Studio-Transmitter Link. A small transmitter which beams the programming from the radio station’s studio on a separate frequency to the transmitter, where it is received and processed prior to the decoded audio being fed to the main transmitter on the station’s assigned FM (or AM) frequency. Comments: Another Oldies station that went the way of Variety Hits was WKHL ...

Bill Houston, 92.1 WLNG “The Sound of Long Island” Sag Harbor NY | Sometime 1992

Date of Recording: 1992 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 92.1 WLNG Sag Harbor, New York, USA Format: Full-Service Oldies Featured Air Personality: Bill Houston Contributor: Ray Bozzanca Comments: Contributor Ray Bozzanca says this is his friend Bill Houston – Ray is heard at the front of this aircheck on the phone with Houston during this 1992 broadcast. Ray writes: …at the beginning of this aircheck I pretended to be a caller named Bob, like you the first time you D-Jayed I was nervous as hell! I was more interested in technical workings behind the scene of radio than on-air,but later in 1998 Bill got me as the so called side kick for the internet but I did get over my on air shyness so to speak. He’s right on about the shyness.. your webmaster’s first day on the air,...

John Zacherle, Halloween Special, WCBS-FM 101.1 New York | October 31, 1991

Date of Recording: 10.31.91 Station: 101.1 WCBS-FM New York, NY, USA Featured Air Talent: John Zacherle (09.26.1918 – 10.27.2016) (WCAU-TV, WABC-TV, WOR-TV, WPIX-TV, WNJU-TV, WNEW-FM, WXRK-FM, WCBS-FM). Elected into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia in 2010. Died on 10.27.2016 at age 98. Contributor: Ray Bozzanca Airchexx Entry: 433 (Repost at entry 1,450) (What does this mean? (1)) We interrupt this program because of a local weather emergency. This is NOT a test! Comments: With that statement and EBS tones, (at 38 minutes in) the whole tone of this FRIGHTFULLY GREAT aircheck is set in stone! This has to be the best Haloween special I’ve ever heard. WCBS-FM really did it up right, letting John Zacherle take over the hosting duties for a night of scary fun. Contributor Ray...

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